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Foundation Update February 2020

February 27, 2020

Educators Take Center Stage at NEA Foundation More than 800 educators and public education advocates celebrated the achievements of outstanding educators from across the country at the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, DC on February 7. Alhassan Susso (pictured below), a 12th grade social studies teacher at International Community High […]

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Empowering Creators Through Innovation in STEM Education

November 8, 2019

We’ve all seen the look on students’ faces when they have a breakthrough. It’s one that only comes during the journey of learning, exploration and discovery. It’s particularly remarkable when this happens with the use of new tools, technologies, and applications that are relevant to their interests and future. What would schools look like if […]

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Memphis Educator to Receive National Award for Commitment to Global Learning

February 10, 2020

Washington, DC (February 10, 2020) – Melissa Collins, a veteran education in Memphis, Tenn., was honored with the 2020 Harriet Sanford Award for Distinguished Global Learning at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala  in Washington, DC on February 7, 2020. “We live in a globalized world today, so increasingly, across the country, […]

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Using Books as Mirrors, Windows, and Doors

November 1, 2019

Sometimes you have to travel to the other end of the Earth to have a lesson from home fall right in your lap. Traveling to South Africa with the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship last July filled my days with extraordinary learning, exciting adventures, and wonderful connections with like-minded educators. Part of our itinerary brought […]

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